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Published Sep. 12, 2014 12:06 PM

In August, NORDEM roster members Hans Dieset and Yasir Iftikhar joined the EU Election Assessment Team to Afghanistan on an unusual mission.

As part of a group of 100 Long Term Observers from 20 EU member states and Norway, they were tasked with assessing the Afghan Independent Election Commission's audit of some eight million ballots, stored in four dusty warehouses on the edge of Kabul.

Published Aug. 29, 2014 10:31 AM

On August 25th 2014, new Vietnamese government regulations on police investigations came into effect.

- That government officials are now speaking openly on issues such as wrongful convictions is a step in the right direction, says Gisle Kvanvig, Director of the Vietnam Programme at the NCHR.

Published Aug. 22, 2014 4:22 PM

In cooperation with the Jakarta-based Institute for Ecosoc Rights, the Indonesia Programme has conducted a range of activities in the province of East Nusa Tenggara between 2008 and 2011, aiming to increase civil society's capacity to work for human rights.

Marek Linha, a master student at NCHR has taken a closer look at the results achieved.

Published Aug. 22, 2014 4:17 PM

Among the Indonesians attending the course in 2013 were Sri Puji Astuti and Elisabeth Siahaan from the Directorate General of Human Rights in the Ministry of Law and Human Rights as well as Tody Baskoro and Dinie S.M. Arief from the Directorate of Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Also Muktiono from the Brawijaya University and Roy Irawan from the Muhammadiyah University in Malang attended the course.

Published Aug. 14, 2014 12:41 PM

Although many books have been written on fundamentalism in Indonesia, almost all of them have underestimated or neglected the role of women. There is an urgent need to include women in the de-radicalisation efforts in Indonesia, concludes a newly published book supported by the Oslo Coalition on Freedom of Religion or Belief.

Published Aug. 12, 2014 12:01 PM

"NORDEM ble startet som et prosjekt for 20 år siden. Behovene ute i felt har endret seg, men ikke avtatt. Snarere tvert i mot. Med regjeringens prioritering av menneskerettighter i utenrikspolitikken fortsetter NORDEM å være relevant."

Dette skriver skriver leder av internasjonale programmer ved Norsk Senter for Menneskerettigheter, Siri Skåre, i denne kronikken som ble publisert siste utgave av Flyktninghjelpens magasin Perspektiv.

Les hele kronikken her (pdf)

Published July 30, 2014 10:00 AM

The Carter Center deployed on July 7 an international election observation mission for Tunisia's national elections on Oct. 26 and Nov. 23, 2014.

One NORDEM election expert has taken on the position as Observer Coordinator in Core team. In addition, NORDEM supports the mission with one Long-term Observer (LTO).

Published July 15, 2014 11:03 AM

- The opportunity to do an internship with the Vietnam Program, and later write my master thesis on Vietnam, has given me an enhanced understanding of human rights in both theory and practice, says Frida Pareus, newly graduated master student at the NCHR.

Published May 21, 2014 3:14 PM

A total of 35 NORDEM Election Observers have been sent to the OSCE/ODIHR Election Observation Mission in Ukraine. In addition, NORDEM currently contributes six monitoring officers to the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine.